posted by jackie on .
f(x)= x^2 / (x-2)^2
find the intervals of concavity and the inflections points
I will be happy to critique your work.
If the function is twice differentiable within its domain, inflection points occur at values of c where f"(c)=0.
Note that not all points where f"(c)=0 are inflection points.
You need to check the concavity between points where f"(x)=0. It is concave up if f"(x)>0 and concave down if f"(x)<0.
X=c is an inflection point if all of the following conditions are satisfied:
1. f(x) is twice differentiable at c.
3. f"(c+) has a different sign than f"(c-), i.e. concavity changes.
Now it's time for you to sharpen your pencil and show us some work.